Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Grows 4 to 6 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Inconspicuous flowers
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Grows 4 to 6 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Inconspicuous flowers
  • Care
    Care Information
    Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, neutral to alkaline, well-drained loamy soil. Best with some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Avoid dry, exposed, windy sites. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Gold Drop Arborvitae is a dwarf form of Thuja occidentalis, commonly known as American arborvitae, Eastern arborvitae, Eastern white cedar or Northern white cedar. The species Thuja occidentalis is a dense, conical to narrow-pyramidal (sometimes maturing to broad-pyramidal), often single-trunked, evergreen tree that is native to eastern and central Canada south to northern Illinois, Ohio and New York with scattered populations further south in the Appalachians to North Carolina.